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India sent the first consignment of earthquake relief material, more than 4000 lives have gone to Turkey-Syria so far

Pankaj Prasad
Earthquake relief material
Earthquake relief material

Three tremors of earthquake were felt in Turkey last day.

India has sent the first consignment of earthquake relief material to earthquake-hit Turkey. Hours after the announcement made by the Prime Minister's Office, India has sent the first consignment of earthquake relief material to Turkey by an Indian Air Force aircraft. In fact, deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have killed more than 4,000 people so far. Turkey was hit by three consecutive devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 on the previous day.

The relief consignment sent by India includes a specialist National Disaster Response Force search and rescue team. This included both male and female personnel, highly skilled dog squads, medical supplies, advanced drilling equipment and other critical equipment required for the relief effort. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi gave this information.

Earlier on Monday, the Indian government had decided to immediately send National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search and rescue teams, medical teams and relief materials to earthquake-hit Turkey. The step was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed to extend all possible help to the affected country. 

According to information, two NDRF teams of 100 members each with trained dogs and necessary equipment have been sent to the earthquake-hit area for search and rescue operations. Along with this, a team of trained doctors and para medics has also been dispatched with necessary medicines.

Earthquake caused heavy destruction in four countries Earthquake caused heavy destruction in four countries including Turkey and Syria on Monday. Strong tremors of earthquake were felt here three times in the last day. Many buildings collapsed due to the earthquake. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale. Hundreds of people are still trapped under the debris and many are missing. The death toll is expected to rise further. Seven days of national mourning have been declared in Turkey. 

More than 15000 people injured

According to the information, at least 4000 people have been killed in Turkey and Syria and more than 15000 people have been injured. More than 1,700 buildings were damaged in 10 cities, the report said, citing the country's Vice President Fiat Oktay. At the same time, at least 783 people were killed and 639 were injured in Syria. Many deaths are also being feared in Israel and Lebanon.